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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Jan 18, 2011 2:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Favorite Grateful Dead Studio Album

Probably covered a hundred times here but not in this year. Mine Blues for Allah. Why three words Flow, Jazzy and HelpSlipFrank.
Not so close second the first album not exactly sure why on this I have only owned it for about half a year might be its just new to me. I can't believe how many of these tunes stuck with the band.
Holy cow Tony Blair in a rock band, learn something new everyday. Mars Hotel=Ugly Rumours got it.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Jan 18, 2011 5:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead Studio Album

sort of cheating, but Anthem of the Sun is my hands down favorite. I just love the swirling psychedelia and densely layers sounds of that album. BFA and Wake of the Flood are very close seconds, though...

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 19, 2011 2:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead Studio Album

Another vote for Anthem of the Sun here. My hands-down favorite, too. After that, I'd say Aoxomoxoa and the first album. Haven't heard them in a long while; probably they pale now in comparison to all the live versions I've heard of tunes on those albums, but those were both early favorites, so they've definitely got my sentimental vote.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Jan 20, 2011 1:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead Studio Album: Anthem rules!

the wonderful thing about anthem is they ARE the live versions! listen to 2/14 or 3/17/68, for example, and you can distinctly hear the bits of those performances that were used in the recording. AOTS is like a little bit of "greatest hits" of those winter '68 shows, with studio trickery thrown in for good measure...

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 20, 2011 8:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead Studio Album: Anthem rules!

Isn't there some from 2/23, too? I gather there's also an awful lot of studio messing-around ... combining and layering or whatever (I'm definitely not a techie!) ... apparently drove the producer nuts. Worth it, though, IMO.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Jan 20, 2011 11:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead Studio Album: Anthem rules!

there is, though i can't quite pin down what parts they used...i'd have to go back and hear those shows again.

the ones i cited were ones where i distinctly remember hearing parts that are clearly used during lengthy passages of the album (2/14 - almost all of Alligator and parts of The Other One and New Potato; 3/17 the 1st half of the jam during New Potato). i know there is quite a bit of 1/20 used, too. of course there are bits from all these shows that were used, and i'm sure if you listened and compared carefully could hear more.

the performances that were used on AOTS include:
11/10-11/67, 1/20/68, 1/22-23/68, 2/2-3/68, 2/14/68, 2/22-24/68, 3/15-17/68 and 3/29-31/68.

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Poster: face of space Date: Jan 19, 2011 10:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead Studio Album

For me, it's Blues for Allah with Help>Marbles as a piece.

While not officially GD, "Garcia" is a close 2nd.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Jan 20, 2011 1:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead Studio Album

aoxo is also still a favorite for me...i think the studio versions are rather interesting (Mountains of the Moon for example), and that Cosmic Charlie is by far the best version...have you ever stumbled upon this?

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-xx-xx.sbd.dodd.16760.sbeok.shnf





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Poster: snori Date: Jan 18, 2011 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Studio Album

'Ugly Rumours' - sentimental reasons actually. Right place, right time. Though I do like most of the tracks on it.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jan 18, 2011 1:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Studio Album

Ditto, this has long been my favorite studio album. Great songs (well, except for Money, Money), great performances. Blues For Allah is probably second, but there is something very slick about it. I first heard Help-Slipknot-Franklin's from the famous tape that would later become One From The Vault, and to me that is the definitive version. The album version leaves me cold in comparison.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jan 18, 2011 1:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Studio Album

I've always liked Unbroken Chain, a fine Phil effort, and Pride of Cucamunga...

Favorite studio pick is obvious - American Beauty. This is the "Sgt. Pepper" of GD albums, perfect in every way, start to finish, not a vocal or a lick out of place.

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Jan 18, 2011 2:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Studio Album

Workingman's Dead / American Beauty. Both are must haves...

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Poster: Juan Peligro Date: Jan 18, 2011 2:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Studio Album

Umm the one that has France !!!!

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 18, 2011 6:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Studio Album

yes. American Beauty would be the one I would need in the desert island scenario, but Workingman's is a close second.

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Jan 18, 2011 12:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Studio Album

I'm with you on this one, snori. 'Ugly Rumours' was a constant soundtrack for the summer of '74 . . . and still occasionally gets played.

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Poster: reviewr Date: Jan 18, 2011 8:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Grateful Dead Studio Album

The studio version of "Terrapin" is better than any live version.